VELLORE: Around 100 residents of Idayanchathu petitioned the Vellore Corporation to take action against the man who has drilled more than four borewells on his land and was selling the water using tractors.
Residents have been protesting against Thangavelu, who has been drawing excess water for years now.
Meanwhile, Thangavelu has filed a petition at the Vellore Munsiff Court against the ward councillor for opposing and “disturbing” his business. The court will hear his plea on July 13.
As a result, the corporation borewell, which usually supplies water to the ward and all borewells in households have dried up.
They further claimed that their repeated pleas to the corporation engineering officials and mayor P Karthiyayini were in vain.
On Wednesday morning, many women went to the Corporation office at Infantry Road and refused to leave until the Commissioner arrived.
Around 3 pm, the commissioner arrived in her office and the residents petitioned for immediate action against Thangavelu. She assured that she would look into the matter.